- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I need some good vibes and some what should I do next advice. Here is the back story, it’s long!
A few weeks ago I applied for an entry level position in the mental health field (not something I was looking to do but I need to get my foot in somewhere). The next day I get a call for an interview. I go to the interview, take a test online and begin to speak with the HR director. She asks me a few questions and then says “last week one of our therapists let us know she was moving back home, would you like to apply for the position?” I said of course! She was very excited that I said yes and began to tell me the logistics of the position (such as benefits, 401k, etc.) but nothing else since she isn’t a therapist. She lets me know the person that would interview me also was new and didn’t start working until the following week but maybe she could find someone there that day to interview me. Well she didn’t and let me know the woman would be calling that day and if not to give her a call the following day. She seemed very excited.
I didn’t get a call but I called her (the HR director) the next day and left her a message just as she said to do. The next day a woman (we’ll call her Sally) called me to set up an interview. I set the interview up for last Monday. I went on the interview and found out within the first few seconds that Sally was not the new woman working there but was the woman that hired that new person (we’ll call her Beth). Beth was taking over a part of Sally’s job, so Sally could go back to just being a therapist and would be the one to hire me if I was accepted for the position. I continued the interview. I felt it went well and Sally told me how the job was, logistics, and also said “I probably shouldn’t be saying this but you’d start the orientation on July 9th for a whole week, the next week you would shadow the therapist leaving, and then start up with your clients the next week… if it were up to me.” However, like she said before it’s not up to her, it’s up the Beth and she wasn’t sure if Beth would also want to interview me. She let me know she would or Beth would give me a call last Thursday or Friday because for that Tuesday and Wednesday she’d be doing a training and Beth didn’t start until Tuesday. She told me I would be a good fit for the job and I’d find out if I either got hired… need another interview or so since she was up in the air about it as well. Well I didn’t hear from her Thursday and I called her Friday morning and left a message. It’s now a week later and nothing!
I can venture to say the lady didn’t want to interview me but I’m wondering if it’s because they already know yes hire her or no we’re good but which is it???? Should I call tomorrow? I felt in limbo because I didn’t know if I’d have another interview, just get hired, or they’d say no thanks! There are a million things going in my head that would take them so long to call such as my background check, this Beth trying to settle in, the 4th of July holiday, being busy just in general, or waiting until the last minute because exactly 30 days from my hire date is when I begin to get insurance, etc. I can technically get a call Saturday or Sunday because they can work whatever days they want but I feel like if I hear nothing Friday… it’s a no go. Any advice? Should I call tomorrow or leave it be? If I don’t get hired should I go back to the HR lady and ask about the first position I applied for. I’ve been checking the website and the therapist position has never been on there but one shift is still left for the entry level. Sorry I guess I needed to get all of this out. I’m stressing out here!!